Matrix – a substance, situation, or environment in which something has its origin, takes form, or is enclosed.
The Apostle Paul told us: “But the fruit of the Sprit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” (Gal 5:22-23)
It seems to me that the vast majority of modern American Christians profess one thing but live something else. How can this be when Jesus message was so simple and direct? I think they are on the wrong side of Calvary, living in the realm of fallen humanity, but believing they are in the Kingdom of God. Calvary, that place of death, is a mandatory stop on our journey to the Kingdom, but very few want to die.
Like the people who existed in the movie called The Matrix, there is a pseudo life most are caught in – a dreamlike state wherein a person buys into the mantra of the religious hawkers and accepts symbolism as substance. It is closely akin to the old story of “The Emperor who wore no clothes”. If enough people say something is real, there is credence given even if there are no results.
Jesus said: “Many are called but few are chosen. “ These few have died to this present world and surrendered totally to God’s will. His Spirit is in control of their existence and they live, and move, and have their being in the Kingdom of God. This world is not their home and they anxiously await the day they can physically join Jesus in eternity. They have left the Matrix behind and spend their remaining life trying to rescue as many souls as possible from the grip of the Kingdom of this present world.
It’s easy to find these people, not by what they call themselves or how they look, but by their fruit. What follows in their wake as they walk through life is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, gentleness, and self-control. These are the chosen few who walk in the Kingdom.